By Mark Doyle, Goal.com

Juventus claimed its second successive Serie A title with a hard-earned 1-0 win over relegation-threatened Palermo in Turin on Sunday.

The Bianconeri performed poorly but fortune smiled on them, with Fabrizio Miccoli striking the post before Arturo Vidal made the crucial breakthrough from the spot, after Massimo Donati had been penalized for a senseless shove into the back of Mirko Vucinic.

With the pressure off, Antonio Conte's men could even have added a second in the closing stages, with Fabio Quagliarella thumping a shot against the bar, and even though Paul Pogba saw red late on for spitting at Santiago Garcia, one goal still proved sufficient to secure a Scudetto that has been Juve's for the taking for some time now.

Juventus had gone into the game knowing that the team needed only a draw to clinch the title but it was clear right from the very first minute that victory was the only thing on the club's mind, with wing backs Stephan Lichsteiner and Kwadwo Asamoah taking it in turns to terrorize the Palermo defense during an early Bianconeri onslaught.

For all Andrea Pirlo’s probing, though, Juventus struggled to break through a disciplined Rosanero rearguard, which was being diligently protected by Egidio Arevalo Rios, who repeatedly pilfered possession back for his side during a dynamic display.

However, Lichsteiner pulled Palermo open just before the half-hour mark with a wonderfully weighted through ball for lone striker Mirko Vucinic, who held off Massimo Donati well only to then see Stefano Sorrentino save well with his feet.

That near miss failed to lift the Bianconeri, though, and a wayward header from Pogba was the best they could muster before the conclusion of a surprisingly ineffective first half from the home side’s perspective.

In truth, the home side did not improve much after the interval and was extremely fortunate not to have fallen behind five minutes after the restart when Fabrizio Miccoli found some space in the area for the first time and very nearly made it count, unleashing a shot that deflected off Giorgio Chiellini but then came back off the base of the right post.

However, just as it appeared that Palermo might be poised to prolong Juve's wait for the title, a rush of blood to the head allowed the home side to break the deadlock right out of the blue. Pogba lofted the ball into Vucinic, who, with his back to goal, represented little threat to the Palermo goal. However, Massimo Donati inexplicably elected to barge into the back of the Montenegrin, leaving the referee with little option but to point to the spot.

Vidal unsurprisingly punished Donati’s stupidity by coolly rolling home the resulting penalty, though his task was aided by Sorrentino’s rather bizarre decision to jump ridiculously early.

Juventus suddenly looked like a different side and Vucinic very nearly doubled the home team's advantage on 66 minutes when he connected with Pogba's chip in behind, but the striker's volley was well saved by Sorrentino.

Quagliarella then rattled the bar with a thumping strike from the edge of the area, just moments after coming on in place of Vucinic, before Pogba was sent off for spitting at Santiago Garcia during an eventful ending to an otherwise dull encounter.

Palmero pushed forward in a bid to aide their bid for survival, but to no avail, with Juventus holding on quite comfortably to spark wild celebrations on the pitch and in the stands.

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  • Juventus players are celebrated by supporters as they tour Turin, Italy, on a coach after they defeated Palermo 1-0 to win their second consecutive Serie A title, Sunday, May 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Daniele Badolato, Lapresse)

  • Juventus players are celebrated by supporters as they tour Turin, Italy, on a coach after they defeated Palermo 1-0 to win their second consecutive Serie A title, Sunday, May 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Daniele Badolato, Lapresse)

  • Juventus supporters celebrate at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Juventus edged Palermo 1 - 0 to win its second consecutive title. (AP Photo/Davide Spada, Lapresse)

  • Juventus supporters celebrate at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Juventus edged Palermo 1 - 0 to win its second consecutive title. (AP Photo/Massimo Pinca)

  • Juventus' Arturo Vidal, of Chile, celebrates at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Juventus edged Palermo 1 - 0 to win its second consecutive title. (AP Photo/Massimo Pinca)

  • Juventus' Arturo Vidal, of Chile, celebrates at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Juventus edged Palermo 1 - 0 to win its second consecutive title. (AP Photo/Massimo Pinca)

  • Juventus' Claudio Marchisio, center, celebrates at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Juventus edged Palermo 1 - 0 to win its second consecutive title. (AP Photo/Massimo Pinca)

  • Juventus supporters celebrate at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Junetus won the championship. Juventus edged Palermo 1 - 0 to win its second consecutive title. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Juventus supporters celebrates at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Juventus edged Palermo 1 - 0 to win its second consecutive title. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Juventus coach Antonio Conte, center, celebrates with his players at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Juventus edged Palermo 1 - 0 to win its second consecutive title. (AP Photo/Massimo Pinca)

  • Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, of Chile, celebrates at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Juventus edged Palermo 1 - 0 to win its second consecutive title. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Juventus supporters celebrate at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Juventus edged Palermo 1 - 0 to win its second consecutive title. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, of Chile, and his teammate Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo celebrate at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Juventus edged Palermo 1 - 0 to win its second consecutive title. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, of Chile, celebrates at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Juventus edged Palermo 1 - 0 to win its second consecutive title. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini celebrates at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Juventus edged Palermo 1 - 0 to win its second consecutive title. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, of Chile, celebrates at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Juventus edged Palermo 1 - 0 to win its second consecutive title. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, of Chile, celebrates at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Juventus edged Palermo 1 - 0 to win its second consecutive title. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini celebrates at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Juventus edged Palermo 1 - 0 to win its second consecutive title. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini celebrates at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Juventus edged Palermo 1 - 0 to win its second consecutive title. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, of Chile, celebrates at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Juventus edged Palermo 1 - 0 to win its second consecutive title. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, of Chile, right, and his teammate forward Mirko Vucinic, of Montenegro, celebrate at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Juventus edged Palermo 1 - 0 to win its second consecutive title. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, of Chile, celebrates at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Juventus edged Palermo 1 - 0 to win its second consecutive title. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, of Chile, celebrates at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Juventus edged Palermo 1 - 0 to win its second consecutive title. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, of Chile, celebrates at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Juventus edged Palermo 1 - 0 to win its second consecutive title. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, of Chile, celebrates at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Juventus edged Palermo 1 - 0 to win its second consecutive title. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, of Chile, celebrates at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Juventus edged Palermo 1 - 0 to win its second consecutive title. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, of Chile, celebrates at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Juventus edged Palermo 1 - 0 to win its second consecutive title. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Juventus supporters celebrate at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Juventus edged Palermo 1 - 0 to win its second consecutive title. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Juventus players celebrate at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Juventus edged Palermo 1 - 0 to win its second consecutive title. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • From left, Juventus defender Federico Peluso , Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini ,and Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon celebrate at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Juventus edged Palermo 1 - 0 to win its second consecutive title. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, of Chile, celebrates at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Juventus edged Palermo 1 - 0 to win its second consecutive title. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Juventus coach Antonio Conte, right, celebrates at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Juventus edged Palermo 1 - 0 to win its second consecutive title. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Juventus supporters celebrate during a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Juventus supporters celebrate during a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Juventus needs a point against Palermo to clinch a second successive league title.(AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Juventus supporters celebrate during a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Juventus needs a point against Palermo to clinch a second successive league title. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Juventus supporters celebrate during a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Juventus needs a point against Palermo to clinch a second successive league title. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Juventus supporters celebrate during a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Juventus needs a point against Palermo to clinch a second successive league title. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Juventus supporters celebrate during a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Juventus needs a point against Palermo to clinch a second successive league title. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Juventus Arturo Vidal,of Chile,celebrates after he scored during a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Massimo Pinca)

  • Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, of Chile, left, celebrates after scoring with his teammates midfielder Paul Pogba, of France, right, and midfielder Simone Padoin during a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, of Chile, unseen in the picture, celebrates after scoring with his teammates midfielder Paul Pogba, of France, left, forward Mirko Vucinic, of Montenegro, midfielder Andrea Pirlo, midfielder Claudio Marchisio and midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah, of Ghana, during a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, of Chile, left, celebrates with his teammate defender Giorgio Chiellini after scoring during a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, of Chile, left, celebrates with his teammate defender Giorgio Chiellini after scoring during a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, of Chile, center, celebretes with his teammates after scoring during a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio, center, challenges for the ball with Palermo midfielder Arevalo Rios, of Uruguay, right, and Palermo midfielder Edgar Barreto, of Paraguay, during a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio, center, challenges for the ball with Palermo midfielder Arevalo Rios, of Uruguay, right, and Palermo midfielder Edgar Barreto, of Paraguay, during a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Juventus' coach Antonio Conte salutes fans prior to the start of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Juventus needs a point against Palermo to clinch a second successive league title. (AP Photo/Massimo Pinca)

  • Juventus' coach Antonio Conte salutes fans prior to the start of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Juventus needs a point against Palermo to clinch a second successive league title. (AP Photo/Massimo Pinca)

  • Juventus supporters celebrates prior to the start of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Juventus needs a point against Palermo to clinch a second successive league title. (AP Photo/Massimo Pinca)

  • Juventus president Andrea Agnelli, left, is flanked by juventus former player Pavel Nedved during a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

  • Juventus supporters celebrate prior to the start of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Palermo, at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Juventus needs a point against Palermo to clinch a second successive league title. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)